Van Alstyne police are looking for information regarding a man wearing an Albert Einstein mask who tried to break into an ATM machine on Sunday. The attempt took place at Independent Bank on FM 121 early that morning.
Police say the masked man walked up to the ATM with some type of tank and a hose in an attempt to rob the machine.
"We don't know what he was trying to do with the container, maybe use pressurized air or a flammable material to get in there," Police Chief Tim Barnes said. "It didn't work for him."
Officers say the man couldn't get the machine open and he left without any money. Police believe the man had an accomplice and possibly a getaway car.
"There is some indication that he wasn't working alone," Barnes said. "Some of the things he had with him, we feel that there are maybe two or three other people involved."
The man will face burglary and criminal mischief charges if he is caught. Police say he caused $2,500 worth of damage to the ATM machine.
If you have any information regarding this incident or suspect, please call VAPD at 903-482-5251.